Speeding and speed cameras

Motor offences for individuals

Speeding is the most common motoring offence.

If you are caught breaking the speed limit, you may receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution through the post or verbally from a police officer.

For lower speeds, this will often result in three penalty points and a fine, although a speed awareness course may be offered as an alternative to penalty points. While the driver will not need to pay the fine, they will need to pay a similar price in course fees.

Higher speeds, usually at least 40 percent over the limit, frequently attract a ban of from seven to 120 days. Alternatively six penalty points can be awarded, which can lead to disqualification as a result of totting up more than 12 points.

The maximum punishment for speeding on the motorway is £2,500 and six penalty points or disqualification.

If you were driving at speeds in excess of 140mph, you may be charged with dangerous driving.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us.

Supervising Partner, Road Traffic Officer

Basildon